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Imagining Buffalo Niagara in the 21st Century

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Imagining Buffalo Niagara in the 21st Century

A lecture/discussion series held every Tuesday in the Central Library
Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History and Nature (C-SAAHN) in conjunction with the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library

The Winter 2012 lecture series takes place live at the downtown Central Library beginning at Noon.  All events are free and open to the public.

1st, 3rd & 5th Tuesdays - "IMAGINE The Arts as a 2nd Language: WHY DO THE ARTS MATTER?"

2nd & 4th Tuesdays - "IMAGINE Buffalo Niagara as a Bi-National Cultural Center: Why Does History and/or Nature Matter?"

Est. 2009 as a unique digital enterprise and network designed to help link volunteers and lifelong learning communities as part of the
"Buffalo-Chautauqua Idea: Exploring American Legacy"

Dennis Galucki, Founder & Coordinator


Tuesday, June 19, 2012: Holly Hughes and Don Kimes

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painter at ChautauquaTuesday, June 19: Holly Hughes and Don Kimes
Theme: Why do the Arts Matter?

Holly Hughes, Curator of the Collection at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, and Don Kimes, Artistic Director of Visual Arts at Chautauqua, discussed the ongoing collaboration of these two great local institutions, and provided an overview of upcoming summer programming.

Recorded on: June 19, 2012
Running time: 43:29

Tuesday, June 12, 2012: Thomas Schofield

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Tuesday, June 12: Thomas Schofield
Theme: Why Does History Matter?

Local attorney Tom Schofield, Chair of the bi-national War of 1812 Bicentennial Legacy Council, described the many War of 1812 Bicentennial activities coming up in Summer-Fall 2012, with a specioal focus on Buffalo Navy Week activities (September 11-17, 2012) at the waterfront and throughout the WNY region.

Recorded on: June 12, 2012
Running time:  49:35

Tuesday, June 5, 2012: Rita Argen Auerbach

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Tuesday, June 5: Rita Argen Auerbach
Theme: Why do the Arts Matter?

Local painter Rita Argen Auerbach showed examples of her paintings on WNY architectural subjects and discussed her work process and inspirations.

Recorded on: June 5, 2012
Running time: 34:02

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 : Paul Hogan

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Tuesday, May 29:  Paul Hogan
Theme: Why do the Arts Matter?

Paul Hogan, Vice President of the John R. Oishei Foundation, spoke on the importance of arts and culture to the WNY region and the many ways the Oishei Foundation is supporting that sector. He suggests that the arts are not a second language but rather our first, and cites examples.

Recorded on: May 29, 2012
Running time: 42:53

 

Tuesday, May 22: James Sandoro

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Tuesday, May 22: James SandoroTuesday, May 22: James Sandoro
Theme: Why Does History Matter?

James Sandoro founded the Buffalo Pierce Arrow Transportation Museum from a lifetime of collecting and restoring antique cars, particularly those that figure prominently in Buffalo’s automotive history. He updates plans for the in-progress expansion of the Museum (Michigan & Seneca Streets) including the never-previously-built Frank Lloyd Wright gas station, and how Museum plans and activities factor into WNY tourism and waterfront development.

Recorded on: May 22, 2012
Running time: 50:10

Tuesday, May 15: Gerald Mead

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Tuesday, May 15: Gerald MeadTuesday, May 15: Gerald Mead
Theme: Why Do the Arts Matter?

Artist, teacher and art collector Gerald Mead shared numerous prints by local printmakers past and present from his collection.

Recorded on: May 15, 2012
Running time: 30:17

Tuesday, May 8 – Debbie Whitehouse

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Tuesday, May 8 – Debbie WhitehouseTuesday, May 8 – Debbie Whitehouse
Theme: Why Does Nature Matter?

Debbie Whitehouse, Niagara Parks (Ontario) Senior Director of Guest Relations, discusses the strategies being used to attract visitors to the Niagara Parks and the factors influencing cross-border visitation between the U.S. and Canada.

Recorded on: May 8, 2012
Running time: 50:40

Tuesday, May 1 – Dottie Gallagher-Cohen

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Tuesday, May 1 – Dottie Gallagher-CohenTuesday, May 1 – Dottie Gallagher-Cohen
Theme: Why Do the Arts Matter?

Dottie Gallagher-Cohen, President and CEO of Visit Buffalo Niagara, explains the research and marketing strategies Visit Buffalo Niagara is using to attract visitors, and the importance of Buffalo’s history and architecture as keystones of those strategies.

Recorded on: May 1, 2012
Running time: 34:08

Tuesday, April 24: Hotel Lafayette Update Tour with Rocco Termini

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Tuesday, April 24: Hotel Lafayette Update Tour with Rocco Termini          Tuesday, April 24: Hotel Lafayette Update Tour with Rocco Termini        
Theme: Why Does History Matter?

Scheduled to reopen in its newly refurbished state on May 1, 2012, developer Rocco Termini presents opening remarks updating the $42 million renovation project. The large turnout was treated to an onsite tour of the extensive work involved in reinvigorating Lafayette Square’s new jewel.

Recorded on: April 24, 2012
Running time: 11:28

Tuesday, April 17: Joanna Angie

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Tuesday, April 17: Joanna Angie
Theme: Why Do the Arts Matter?

Joanna Angie, artist and the founding Director of Buffalo Arts Studio, discusses that project’s history, reinvigorating a former industrial building in North Buffalo into an arts center/small business incubator in partnership with its Toronto owner/developer. Joanna also discusses her own work as an artist and how travel inspires her perspective.

Recorded on: April 17, 2012
Running time: 35:41

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